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16 Strawberry Recipes That’ll Sweeten Up Your Summer

Strawberries are at their peak in June and July, and we suggest taking full advantage of the fruit during this season. Add these recipes—including one for a teetering strawberry shortcake and one for a tangy strawberry-rhubarb caesar—to your to-do list for a flavour-filled summer.

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strawberry recipes | strawberry shortcake

Mile-High Strawberry Shortcake

This show-stopping layer cake is piled high with vanilla-scented yogurt cream, fresh seasonal strawberries and a drizzle of local honey.

Recipe: Mile-High Strawberry Shortcake

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Tropical Strawberry and Pineapple Smoothie

This strawberry and pineapple smoothie helps fight inflammation, thanks to the powerful antioxidants found in the pomegranate, pineapple and papaya.

Recipe: Tropical Strawberry and Pineapple Smoothie

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Strawberries ‘N’ Cream Smoothie Bowl Base

This healthy smoothie is decadent enough to taste like dessert, even though it’s a wonderful healthy breakfast option.

Recipe: Strawberries ‘N’ Cream Smoothie Bowl Base

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Marshmallow and Strawberries Gratin

Marshmallow and Strawberries Gratin

This decadent recipe calls for only five ingredients and makes a nice light dessert for a summer barbecue.

Recipe: Marshmallow and Strawberries Gratin

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kale salad | strawberry recipes

Strawberry Kale Salad

The sliced strawberries and fresh mint give this kale salad an extra summery feel. Crumbled bacon and toasted almonds add the perfect amount of crunch.

Recipe: Strawberry Kale Salad

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strawberry yogurt | strawberry recipes

Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

This refreshing strawberry yogurt smoothie takes only a few minutes to prepare and makes a nourishing start to the day.

Recipe: Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

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Strawberry pie recipe | strawberry recipes

Fresh Strawberry Pie

Fresh strawberries taste amazing on their own, but are even better in this old-fashioned strawberry pie.

Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Pie

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strawberry recipes | strawberry rhubarb smoothie

Strawberry-Rhubarb Smoothie

Rhubarb and strawberries are both good sources of vitamin C, which helps the body absorb iron and acts as an antioxidant. One serving of this smoothie has 90 percent of your recommended daily value of vitamin C.

Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Smoothie

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Healthy Chocolate Recipes | Chocolate Strawberry Glazed Doughnuts | Strawberry recipes

Double Chocolate Donuts with Strawberry Chocolate Glaze

These chocolate doughnuts are made with strawberries, drizzled with glaze, and sprinkled with eatable flowers for a decadent treat.

Recipe: Double Chocolate Donuts with Strawberry Chocolate Glaze

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Strawberry-Rhubarb Caesar | strawberry recipes

Strawberry-Rhubarb Caesar

Kick back with a spicy, yet oh-so-sweet cocktail that is bound to quench your thirst.

Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Caesar

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pre workout smoothie | strawberry recipes

Beet and Strawberry Smoothie

Want a little push to get you through your next workout? Beets, which have lots of nitrates, can help to keep you moving.

Recipe: Beet and Strawberry Smoothie

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Blueberry-Strawberry Mousse (It’s not yogurt!)

This light dessert is made with light cream, honey, and cinnamon, and takes just minutes to prepare.

Recipe: Blueberry-Strawberry Mousse

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Immunity-Boosting Strawberry Smoothie

Drinking this antioxidant-packed smoothie is the most delicious way to boost your immunity.

Recipe: Immunity-Boosting Strawberry Smoothie

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strawberry recipes | citrus smoothie

The Best Healthy Strawberry-Yogurt Smoothie

This fruit smoothie is a healthy, low-fat way to start your day.

Recipe: The Best Healthy Strawberry-Yogurt Smoothie

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strawberry recipes | strawberry salsa | ginger salmon

Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Ginger Salsa

For an unexpected twist, serve grilled salmon with our addictive strawberry ginger salsa.

Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Ginger Salsa

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Spinach and Strawberry Smoothie

Don’t let the title fool you. Though each serving is packed with a full cup of spinach, the sweetness of fresh strawberries and banana is front and centre in this deliciously drinkable treat.

Recipe: Spinach and Strawberry Smoothie

Next, check out the surprising ways strawberries can benefit your health, and see our favourite ways to enjoy fresh strawberries.